Sorry about the angle will be sure to correct that for future posts. The fish are in a tropical tank, i now at least have a starting point for looking into what fish it is. I can now update my tank details.
I live in Almere, its really close to Amsterdam. Its nice here, new city so well thought out and family orientated. Cold at the moment but looking at the what happening in the UK we seem to be getting off lightly.
I have just seen another post on this board about Hillstream loaches - in the cold water section. My tank is currently at 24 C and looking on google there are mixed temperature ranges for this fish, just wanted to know if anyone has any experience with keep these in a tropical tank.
No worries about the angle, I was just messing about
The problem with hillies is that they need a very high level of dissolved oxygen in the water. Warm water holds less oxygen than colder water. In addition to being kept in a cold water tank, they really need a very strong flow of water (this adds extra oxygen) as they are from cool, very fast flowing streams in the wild. Specialist set ups are best for them, they are easy to do though and look really interesting.
I don't think they would do too well in the average tropical tank
ETA- I've never been to any fish shops in Holland but I've heard it's one of the best countries for keeping fish properly (along with Germany), what's it like over there? I'm always interested in how they do it in other countries but the only fish I've seen in Holland were at Rotterdam zoo which is spectacular but probably not representative of the average tank
Hi Jaguar , i will google that and see if i can get pictures to compare. if you are right 14 inch is not quite what i want as i have a pair. Lately they have been hanging out together on the bogwood. If they do grow to 14 inchs i will love and care for them until they grow to be to large for my set up and i will donate them to my LFS.
Fishy - Fishy, I have not had the pleasure of being able to check out any other private tanks. No one i know here owns one. The store are more or less the same except you get offered a cup of coffee here when you walk in the door. All the stores in the area have some stunning display tanks. The variety of fish is the same as in the UK although the guy i bough my equipment from is a Discus specialist. I have never seen so many Discus fish in one store, he has a whole wall of tanks for them.
I will say the water here is great I think GH is 3d and KH is 6d or the other way around. Not like that liquid rock that came out of the taps in Wimbledon and Slough. We went to the Rotterdam Zoo and had a look at the fish there, to be honest i was disappointed. A recent trip to Cologne was topped off with a trip to the Zoo's Aquarium. Both reptile and fish displays where awesome.